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avatar Hospital Patients Targeted in Scam: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Identity thieves have been conducting a telephone phishing (originally defined as the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order .. read more

avatar First HIPAA Penalty for Failure to Comply with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) last week announced the first HIPAA settlement in lieu of a .. read more

avatar Children’s Health Records and You: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Parents who have minor children have legitimate concerns about their children’s health records as used, disclosed, and maintained by their health care providers, insurers, and .. read more

avatar Illinois Joins California in Affording More Protection to Personal Information: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

In May, the Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, signed amendments to the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”), 815 ILCS 530/1 et seq., expanding the .. read more

avatar Neglect is Enough to Get One a HIPAA Civil Money Penalty! HIPAA & HITECH Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

Under the terms of a resolution agreement, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (“ACMHS”) had to pay $150,000 as a civil money penalty settlement and integrate .. read more

avatar Are You Protected from Ransomware? HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

I have been planning to write a blog post on ransomware since spring 2015 when I was a victim of ransomware. I got a message .. read more

avatar Another HIPAA Breach Settlement for Not Having Had a Business Associate Agreement in Place: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

My Vice President and editor, Alice M. McCart, always says that she hates it when I’m always right. I always mess with her by saying, .. read more

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